With Messi bored with the state of the team’s appearance at the end of the season and losing the LaLiga and Champions League titles, press reports indicated that the 33-year-old had informed the new coach Ronald Koeman of his desire to leave “Camp Nou”, while the new destination is still questioned.
When asked Luis FigoThe Portuguese star, who caused a sensation when he moved from Barcelona to Real Madrid in 2000 and was a cause of tension between the two clubs, ruled out that Messi would go the same way, according to his statements published by the Spanish sports newspaper “AS”.
Figo, along with his compatriot Rui Costa and Brazilian Ronaldo, was in a press conference on the sidelines of the European Champions League final scheduled for Sunday in Lisbon between Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain, and one of the most prominent stars of the “Brazil Europe” team throughout his history spoke about Messi’s position with his club.
When asked, “Does he do Messi What did you do and join Real Madrid? ”, The retired star said:“ It is impossible for any club to pay the penalty clause to terminate Messi’s contract with Barcelona this year. There is no movement in the transfer market now. “
Figo, 47, added: “I think it is very difficult or even impossible for any club to bear Messi’s expenses. For me, it is impossible for what happened to me 20 years ago to happen.”
It is noteworthy that the penalty clause required to terminate Messi’s contract with his club amounts to 700 million euros, according to Spanish press reports.
Figo commented on the ouster of Barcelona from the quarter-finals, saying that “what happened is natural. The two teams that reached the final are the ones who have proven their competence and their ability to overcome difficulties with great force.”